Not just any job, good jobs! Youth voices from across the UK
Young people have been among the hardest hit groups in the Covid-19 crisis, losing out on education and work, with strong negative impacts on their mental health, aspirations and prospects.
A report for the Health Foundation's Young People’s Future Health Inquiry by the Institute for Employment Studies includes the voices of 1,345 young people across the four UK nations.
Some key findings:
- Young people value work which is stimulating, looks after their wellbeing, and allows them to grow.
- Prioritising the quality of work is viewed as a ‘privilege’ by young people.
- Young people do not believe the work available to them is of good quality.
- Mental and physical health are important influencers in young people’s ability to access good quality work.